16 Days China Golden Triangle Tour with Tibet Discovery

16 Days China Golden Triangle Tour with Tibet Discovery

Price per person from $2787

  1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
  2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.

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Tour Length:
16 Days
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Features:
'China Golden Triangle + Tibet mysterious Fairyland Discovery' - a quintessential China tour: explore historical and cultural capitals-Beijing & Xian; 'roof of the world'-Tibet; Giant Panda's home-Chengdu; and shopaholic's paradise-Shanghai.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! Upon your arrival at Beijing international airport, our guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. After check in and having a short rest, you will stroll along the ancient pedestrian streets: the Qianmen Street and the Dashilan Street. Then you'll visit the Temple of Heaven -- the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. After the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Day 2 Beijing ( B, L, D )

Today's full-day excursion will take you to the majestic Badaling Great Wall (70km away from Beijing downtown). Badaling Great Wall of the Ming Great Wall is the best preserved and the most representative section. You will hike on the Badaling Great Wall for about 1 or 2 hours. After having Chinese lunch, you will marvel at the splendid Summer Palace, the former royal garden, it is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. On the way back to your hotel, you may make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some pictures of the world-famed "Bird's Nest" and the "Water Cube" from the outside. Tonight you will taste the most famous delicious dish in Beijing, Peking Roast Duck. Enjoy yourself! Complete today's tour and driven back to your hotel.

Badaling Great Wall-1

Day 3 Beijing - Xian ( B, L )

Today our guide will pick you up at your hotel around 8:00 a.m. Firstly you will visit the world's biggest city plaza, Tiananmen Square (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace). Subsequently you will move on to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China. Afterwards, pay a visit to the Jingshan Park to enjoy the panorama view of the whole Forbidden City and the City of Beijing! Later you will take a rickshaw to visit the most famous Hutongs keeping the original layout in the Shichahai area. During this Hutong Tour You will visit a local family and experience what their life is like. Lunch will be arranged at a local family. If you like, you can learn to cook some Chinese dumplings by yourself. After the whole day tour, our guide will escort you to the railway station for your train to Xian.

Overnight on the train.

Beijing Tiananmen Square

Day 4 Xian ( B, L, D )

Upon your arrival at Xian railway station, our guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel. Check-in and have breakfast at the hotel. After a short break, you will have city tour to the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Complete the day with a savory Dumpling Dinner in a local restaurant.

Terracotta Warriors-2

Day 5 Xian ( B, L )

Today after breakfast, you will firstly visit the Ancient City Walls and the Bell Tower(from the outside). In the afternoon, you will go to the Shaanxi Provincial Museum. After today's tour, our guide will send you back to your hotel.

strolling along the top of Ancient City Wall

Day 6 Flight to Lhasa from Xian & Driven to Tsetang (B,D)

Be free until fly to Lhasa from Xian. Upon you arrive in Lhasa, our guide will meet you and take you to Tsetang County. After the tour, go back to your hotel and have rest.

Overnight in Tsetang

Day 7 Tsetang (B,L )

Today's full excursion will go to visit the Yumbulagang Palace(Temple).

Overnight in Tsetang

Yumbulagang Palace

Day 8 Tsetang-Lhasa (B,L )

After breakfast, you will be driven to Lhasa, en route, visit Samye Monastery.

Overnight in Lhasa

Samye Monastery

Day 9 Lhasa (B,L )

In the morning, explore the famous Potala Palace. In the afternoon, visit the holiest temple in Tibet, the Jokhang Temple, and its famous Barkor Street, where you can buy or appreciate traditional Tibetan artifacts, religious implements, antiques, books, Tibetan music instrument, Thang-kas, and tradition Tibetan clothes etc.

Overnight in Lhasa

Potala Palace

Day 10 Lhasa (B,L )

Today, you will visit two important monasteries in Lhasa, the Drepung Monastery and the Sera Monastery. Drepung Monastery was once home of 10,000 monks and Ganden Podrang in Drepung is famous as the government’s centre during the fifth Dalai Lama. In the afternoon, visit Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa’s disciple Jamchen Choeje.

Overnight in Lhasa

Remark*the sequence of sightseeing of above two days may be adjusted according to the reservation of visiting Potala Palace

Drepung Monastery

Day 11 Take Train to Chengdu (B)

Today you will transferred to Lhasa railway station for train to Chengdu.

Overnight on the train

Day 12 Train Travel

Enjoy the gorgeous landscapes outside of the window. The train sightseeing and experience will delight you at most.

Overnight on the train

Train Landscape

Day 13 Chengdu ( L )

Upon you arrive in Chengdu, our tour guide and driver transfer you to your hotel in downtown.
Then visit Wuhou Temple and spend some time sitting in a local tea house enjoying a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu.

Overnight in Chengdu

Jinlin Street of Chengdu

Day 14 Chengdu-Shanghai ( B )

Today our guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival at Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Day 15 Shanghai ( B, L )

Today, your tour of incredible Shanghai will firstly visit the Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum. Later you stroll along the People's Square, the Bund and the Nanjing Road.

Yu Garden1

Day 16 Shanghai Departure ( B )

Today you will be transferred to the Pudong international airport by Maglev Train. You will be amazed at the speed of its 430 km per hour speed. Have a nice trip!

Shanghai Maglev Train from the Airport to Downtown

Price Inclusions:

  1. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  2. 13 nights hotel accommodations: twin-based room with breakfasts as indicated;
  3. Meals indicated in the itinerary;
  4. Personal local English-speaking tour guide;
  5. Private transfers with experienced driver between airports, hotels, scenic spots, etc;
  6. Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operational and communication.
  7. Domestic Train and Flight mentioned above;
  8. Travel Permit to Tibet.

Price Exclusions:

  1. International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Beijing;
  2. China Visa Service;
  3. Optional day tours or activities you’ve chosen;
  4. Tips & gratitude to drivers and guides;
  5. Personal expenses;

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